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Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

#180 of 1,941 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mineral Springs
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8601 University Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-3366
+1 704-549-9966
16:30 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Jackson, GA
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here for dinner one evening while attending a training session in Charlotte. There were 4 of us. We were seated quickly for the Hibachi. The food was good, not great. The service was excellent and the layout of the restaurant is very good. They were not overly busy on a Tuesday night - so not sure how the... More 

Thank JohnSawyer64
Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best Scallops i have had in a long time! Others had steak and chicken and the all loved it. Pricing is a little high, but it may because of the location being next to a collage?

Thank james h
Azzano Decimo, Italy
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 8 colleagues for business dinner The restaurant is quite nice with several tables for 8 people each around the Hibaci grills We had to wait more than half an hour in the bar to be seated as the cookers were engaged in other I would not say that watress are friendly... Anyhow, when we sit and the show... More 

Thank Stefano S
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was bigger and cleaner than other Japanese steakhouses I've been to. The waitress was average (didn't check back for drink refills), the chef was a little entertaining (he seemed bored), but the food was great. Don't think I'd go back.

Thank Bob M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Treated my wife to here on her Birthday and she was not disappointed. The food prepared on the hibachi grill was delicious and the surprise Birthday cake was very tasty.

Thank WeekendTreker
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Went with my boss he didn't want the hibachi grill so we sat on the sushi bar side. Had hibachi chicken and two California rolls.

Thank Thomas F
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is dinner with a show; you are the audience and the star is the teppan chef who is a master at the grill (not your usual barbecue but a long flat surface on which your food is cooked). We had to wait as we had not made reservations on a Saturday night but the bar had comfortable seating while... More 

Thank ncd0531
Rahway, New Jersey
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have dined here a few times. The hibachi is very entertaining and delicious. The kids even want to try the sushi bar eventually.

Thank Erika M
Charlotte, NC
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fire, food, fun is how I would describe my Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband. We went to Nakato Japanese Steak House in the University area. I think everyone knows that Nakato’s is Japanese hibachi-style cooking, which always means fun! We had our soup and salad for starters and then Eric, our cook, came out and began confirming our orders... More 

Thank terrec
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to have a family dinner or just the two of you. Make a reservation if plan to go in January.

Thank ak7rjb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8601 University Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-3366
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Mineral Springs
  • Neighbourhood: Mineral Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 704-549-9966

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?